Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wesley Snipes Gets Bond on Appeal

The court has given Wesley Snipes bond pending his appeal. (see here)  This is not surprising as the case is a tax case of someone who would not be considered a flight risk. 

But it is always interesting to see, in white collar cases, who gets bond on appeal and who gets it denied -


Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell - no bail pending appeal on a tax case (see here)

Jamie Olis (Dynegy)

Former Tyco Executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz (see post here -but they were in the state system)

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby (but sentence was commuted by the President)


Former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas (but now in prison - see here)

Bernie Ebbers (Worldcom) (now in prison - see here)

Martha Stewart (but she elected to go into the prison system sooner and finshed her sentence)

Governor George Ryan (but denied on cert petition)


Addendum - Order - Download snipes_order.pdf

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